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  • Top stories include bridge progress, Nextel Sprint Cup race, drownings

    2010 was a year packed full of news. The staff of The News-Democrat has compiled this list of the top 10 stories from the year. Last week, the top story — progress on Carrollton’s riverfront — was featured. This week, we take a look back at the year that was, with stories in order by date.

    Jan. 13 issue

  • Kinman ‘loves’ new job as Carroll County sheriff

    It was an early Monday morning for Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s first day at the office. A 6:30 a.m. wake up call for a horse in the road on Hwy. 389 was his first official call for service as the new sheriff of Carroll County.

    That was followed by two break-ins, a vandalism call in Ghent, a deceased horse call in Worthville and a car wreck in front of North American Stainless. Add to that general office duties and calls from concerned citizens about their taxes and that spells a very busy start for the new sheriff.

  • Dow Corning purchases Meritor property

    Dow Corning Corp. has announced the purchase of the ArvinMeritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems Inc. property located on U.S. Hwy. 42 in Carroll County Tuesday. 

    The 142-acre site borders Dow Corning to the east. The purchase was completed last month, according to a news release Tuesday.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • Light up the Holidays

    Congratulations to Joe and Sandy Beall, winners of this year’s Light up the Holidays outdoor decorating contest.

  • Community Food Baskets
  • Carroll schools address new state literacy requirements

    A focus on 21st century communication skills is one aspect of Senate Bill 1 that is bringing changes to Kentucky school curriculum, according to Pam Williams, Elementary Instructional Supervisor for Carroll County schools. Local school officials have already implemented a number of those changes ahead of time, Williams told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education Thursday.

  • Local hospital continues to repay county loan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court acknowledged receipt of a $100,000 payment from the Carroll County Memorial Hospital Board during its Dec. 15 meeting. The court provided a low-interest loan in the amount of $1 million to CCMH after the facility came into financial stress while under the management of Associated Healthcare Systems, Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Tomlinson: $300-400,000 needed to reopen Kysoc

    A recent budget proposal developed by the Save Camp Kysoc committee for a year of operating the camp falls far short of the total funds needed initially to reopen the camp, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who serves as moderator of committee meetings, told the committee during its Dec. 9 meeting that he felt compelled to clarify recent media reports about the proposed budget.